Coast Guard medevacs severely injured man from fishing vessel

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man with a severe injury to his face off a fishing vessel 10 miles south of Houma, La. in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the master of the fishing vessel Bao Hung that a crewmember had received a severe injury to the face from a pipe and requested a medevac for the injured man.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to assist. The crew arrived, hoisted the crewmember and transported him to Terrebone General Hospital.

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